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The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood
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Introducing a breathtakingly inventive futuristic suspense novel about one woman who rebels against everything she is told to believe. Emma wakes in a hospital, with no memory of what came before. Her husband, Declan, a powerful, seductive man, provides... (read more)

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Elements of Style
Elements of Style
by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White
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You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of... (read more)

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
by Hunter S. Thompson
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one... (read more)

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Breakfast of Champions
Breakfast of Champions
by Kurt Vonnegut
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After Slaughterhouse Five came out in 1969, Kurt Vonnegut entered a long period of depression and swore he would never write another novel. Fortunately he was lying, and in 1973, out came Breakfast of Champions; or, Goodbye Blue Monday (the subtitle... (read more)

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Bell Jar
Bell Jar
by Sylvia Plath
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The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under--maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity... (read more)

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The Second Sex
The Second Sex
by Simone De Beauvoir
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Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir’s masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness.  This long... (read more)

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Cat's Cradle
Cat's Cradle
by Kurt Vonnegut
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Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer... (read more)

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Will to Power
Will to Power
by Friedrich Nietzsche
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Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
by Audre Lorde
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“ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s work is cyclical. It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her . .... (read more)

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Writing a Successful College Application Essay
Writing a Successful College Application Essay
by George Ehrenhaft
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(back cover) Write an essay that they'll remember in the college admissions office Follow these three easy steps: 1. Read sample essays and the critiques that point out their strengths and weaknesses. 2. Pick a topic matters to you"one that opens a... (read more)

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Bestsellers

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October 23, 2014
The Handmaid's Tale
  1. The Handmaid's Tale
    by Margaret Atwood
  2. Elements of Style
    by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White
  3. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
    by Hunter S. Thompson
  4. Breakfast of Champions
    by Kurt Vonnegut
  5. Cat's Cradle
    by Kurt Vonnegut
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